Books / Fantasy

1st Edition Escapes: The Neverending Story

I’ve been playing on and off with a SciFi/Fantasy blog called Twisted Bubble Books. I’m not exactly sure why I felt that the topic needed to be entirely separate.

I guess in my head not all SciFi/Fantasy is horror. But most of the genre that I read has a lot of horror elements to it. So really… it totally fits on Horror Made and I was being ridiculous to assume otherwise.

Pfft… I’m fickle.

Anyway, since I only have a handful of posts over there I’m going to transfer my favorites over here and just add a weekly geek-out SciFi/Fantasy Escapes type post.

Daleks, and Fae, and talking animals galore! So, to start you off, here’s the first (well-thought) post I created for Twisted Bubble.

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You know what’s hard to track down? 1st edition books. But thank goodness for E-Bay because now Immortal Alexander and I are the proud owners of  The Neverending Story‘s 1st english translation from 1983.

Which is something I didn’t realize, this book was originally written in German. Who knew?

Why go through the trouble to find this edition?

Three main reasons.

  1. Because we both love the movie
  2. Neither of us have read the book version
  3. The Illustrations in this particular edition are gorgeous

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Also, we’re nerds.

So I wanted to share with you guys some of the this book’s artwork. And after I read this puppy, I’ll come back and do a little retrospective/ or Book vs. Movie kinda thing.

Here’s one of the inside illustrations:

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And this sassiness (below) is the very first chapter heading.

You have to look at it in a mirror to read it correctly! So flippin’ clever.

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What kind of 1st edition book would you love to get your hands on?

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7 thoughts on “1st Edition Escapes: The Neverending Story

  1. One of my favorites, too! I liked the book better than the movie, but still the movie remains a favorite. Ende also wrote a book called “Momo”, which I also really like — have you read that?

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